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Record Number: 10195


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was invited on one occasion to Mr Champley's, in Newborough, where I saw a specimen of Etty's peculiar painting in the portrait of Mr Champley himself; and looked over the Royal Academy Catalogue and there found several of his productions enumerated; one I copied; this is it 235 Bridge of Sighs' [catalogue entry follows, approx 120 words].

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1835 and 31 Aug 1835

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Newborough
other location: Mr Champley's Home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

John Cole

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Oct 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Publisher / bookseller

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

Royal Academy Catalogue

Genre:

Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Pamphlet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
At friend's house


Source Information:

Record ID:

10195

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Cole

Title:

An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829)

Location:

York Minster Archive

Call No:

Mss 153/11

Page/Folio:

59

Citation:

John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Mss 153/11, p. 59, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10195, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

"John Cole kept diaries throughout his life - and then used the diaries to produce a manuscript 'An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough' (started in 1829 - 18 volumes). Much of the substance of the MS is based on his diaries (and appears for much of the MS to be copied direct from his diaries). The original diaries are apparently no longer extant."

   
   
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